Denmark May Start Taxing "Climate-Damaging" Meat
The Danish Council of Ethics has just proposed putting a tax on meat to bring attention to animal agriculture’s role in climate change. And 14 of the 17 council members are in support of the idea, which would tax meats according to their environmental impact. Council spokesman Mickey Gjerris said:
“An effective response to climate-damaging foods that will also contribute to raising awareness of climate change must be united, which requires that society sends a clear signal through regulation.”
The progressive measure comes from the argument that waiting around for people to take climate change’s link to factory farming seriously and to cut back on meat consumption on their own is just downright unrealistic. So, one goverment is taking public safety into its own hands and suggesting they tax the products causing significant harm. If we can do it with alcohol and cigarettes, why not health-jeopardizing and climate-damaging animal products?
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